9006.000 Helichrysum Mill. - Everlasting flowers

Hilliard, O.M. (1983) Asteraceae, Inuleae, Gnaphaliinae Flora of Southern Africa 33-7-2

Wild, H. (Undated, c. 1980?) A draft revision of Helichrysum Mill. for Flora Zambesiaca Unpublished ms.

Description of the genus

Herbs, suffrutices or shrubs, usually woolly or cobwebby and often glandular. Leaves alternate, entire. Capitula in terminal ± flat-topped corymbs or solitary. Phyllaries in few to many series, white, yellow, straw-coloured, pink or red (everlasting). Receptacle smooth, honeycombed or minutely fimbriate. Receptacular scales rarely present. Marginal florets female, central bisexual. Achenes usually glabrous. Pappus generally 1-seriate.

Derivation of name: Greek for sun and gold, referring to the flower heads.

Comment: Unfortunately we are still awaiting an updated revision of this large and diverse genus for the Flora Zambesiaca. The species list in our database is based on specimens found at SRGH and the unpublished and unfinished draft manuscript written by Prof. Hiram Wild around 1980. It is therefore possible that some names are missing or that not all names used in our system are taxonomically up-to-date and correct.

Worldwide: c. 600 species in warm regions of the Old Word, especially southern Africa

Mozambique: 44 taxa.

Helichrysum setosum

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acervatum S. Moore[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
adenocarpum DC. subsp. adenocarpum MSDescription, Image
adenocarpum DC. subsp. ammophilum HilliardGI,M
africanum (S. Moore) Wild[NrEnd][LR-nt]MSDescription, Image
argyrosphaerum DC.MS,GI,MDescription, Image
aureo-nitens Sch. Bip.M
aureum (Houtt.) Merr. var. monocephalum (DC.) HilliardMSDescription, Image
brassii Brenan[NrEnd]ZDescription, Image
buchananii Engl.MSDescription, Image
candolleanum H. BuekT,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
cephaloideum DC.Z,MS,MDescription, Image
chasei Wild[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
chrysophorum S. MooreZ
cooperi Harv.N,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
decorum DC.MS,GI,M
dichroolepis Oliv.Z
forskahlii (J.F. Gmel.) Hilliard & B.L. BurttZ.MSDescription, Image
globosum Sch. Bip.N
kilimanjari Oliv.MS?Description, Image
kirkii Oliv. & Hiern ex Oliv. var. kirkii N,Z,TDescription, Image
kirkii Oliv. & Hiern var. petersii (Oliv. & Hiern) BeentjeN,Z,T
kraussii Sch. Bip.Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
lastii Engl.Z
lepidissimum S. MooreMSDescription, Image
longifolium DC.GI,M
mixtum (Kuntze) MoeserMDescription
moggii Wild[End]MDescription
moorei Staner[NrEnd][LR-nt]MSDescription, Image
nitens Oliv. & Hiern subsp. nitens Z,MSDescription, Image
nudifolium (L.) Less. var. nudifolium N,Z,T,MS,MDescription, Image
nudifolium (L.) Less. var. oxyphyllum (DC.) BeentjeZ,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
nudifolium (L.) Less. var. pilosellum (L. f.) BeentjeMSDescription, Image
odoratissimum (L.) SweetN,Z,MSDescription, Image
panduratum O. Hoffm. var. panduratum Z,MSDescription, Image
panduratum O. Hoffm. var. transvaalense MoeserZDescription, Image
rhodellum Wild[NrEnd][LR-nt]MSDescription, Image
schimperi (Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.) MoeserMSDescription, Image
setosum Harv.T,MS,GI,MImage
silvaticum Hilliard[NrEnd]GI,M
splendidum (Thunb.) Less.MSDescription, Image
stenopterum DC.MS,GI,MDescription, Image
sulfureofuscum BakerZ,MSImage
tongense HilliardGI,M
umbraculigerum Less.MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Helichrysum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Helichrysum
Flora of Caprivi: Helichrysum
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Helichrysum
Flora of Malawi: Helichrysum
Flora of Zambia: Helichrysum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Helichrysum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Helichrysum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Helichrysum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Helichrysum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Helichrysum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Helichrysum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Helichrysum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Helichrysum
JSTOR Plant Science: Helichrysum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Helichrysum
Plants of the World Online: Helichrysum
Tropicos: Helichrysum
Wikipedia: Helichrysum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Helichrysum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1498, retrieved 1 March 2024

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